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" Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void : it being the true intent and meaning of this act, not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 140
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...States and Territories, as recognized by the legislation of eighteen hundred and fifty ... it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska Bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Civil Rights

Marcus D. Pohlmann, Linda Vallar Whisenhunt - Political Science - 2002 - 284 pages
...fifty, commonly called the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives

Michael Beschloss - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 256 pages
...fifty, commonly called the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

Josh Gottheimer - History - 2003 - 502 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska Bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - History - 2004 - 340 pages
...thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States." Then opened...favor of "squatter sovereignty," and "sacred right of selfgovernment." "But," said opposition members, "let us amend the bill so as to expressly declare...
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Anti-slav Political Writings, 1833-1860: A Reader

C. Bradley Thompson - Abolitionists - 2015
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide ..., Volume 2

Michael G. Chiorazzi, Marguerite Most - Law - 2005 - 1500 pages
...sovereignty, the act notes that the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska bill itself, in the language which follows : " It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...the Constitution of the United States." Then opened tl;e roar of loose declamation in favor of " squatter sovereignty," and " sacred right of self-government.''...
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The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

David P. Currie - Law - 2007 - 344 pages
...1850, commonly called the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their...
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